Monday, 2 May 2011

CONCEPT MECHA: UBA AW-01 Bandula - Part 3

Hey guys.... not really a very much of a up date... just doing things bits and bots there... 
ok , on to the update... 

I was just busy with cutting plates and sort of small stuffs and figuring out how to put in the the arms.. i initially thought of just keeping the arms fixed but the modding hormones in me screamed mod,, mod, more mod in my head.. so i decided to put in functioning arms... and here's how i made the arrangements -

1. I encase the ball joint cup with thick plates because the arms will be connected to heavy weapons so i need large surface area around the cup to do glue it into what i have in plan ....and here's the picture of those boxes
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2. This is the lay out of how the ball cup will be placed... placed behind the plates at the bottom and those plates will then be glued to the ''boxes''' 
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and i glued them like so - Posted Image

3. as you all know, i made the box named ''left shoulder'' which is the missile launcher, right??? well, i need to make a right shoulder so i made it like so - 
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the guns i used are from the HG sentinel that i just scavaged... ( it was bought to be used as spare anyway.. :P )

4. Now that's the shoulders ( boxes taken care of) so i need to attach the plates that i glued the cups onto those boxes to make complete shoulders.. and voila.. just look at the picture
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of course, the one on the left has to be flipped over for the ball cup to be facing the other way.. (just displaying how i put in the ball cup)

5. And, what next?? well, this next steps has a lot to do with MatX..if not for his tutorial, I wouldn't have known how to do it and my left shoulder would be nothing but an open Missie launcher... Thank you, my tutor.. :P (here's the link to how that hinge is made )
ok, going back to my update, i made two hinges according to his tutorial... and voila 
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i got very very nifty hinges... they are still in the testing phase though, i need to check them out carefully , i don't want to be undergo fatigue failure or cracks..

and this is a test fix of what i have in mind - 
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I have to say, i am pretty darn pleased with myself with the missile launcher.. i have always wanted to build a missile launcher with hinges and hatches that close and open (ok, that open and closes.. what's wrong with saying it backward?? LOL )

oh and yes, how are the missiles made? i just use a 1.5 mm diameter rod and ... just stick it, cut, stick it, cut, and then sanded down the whole she-bang until they reached a uniform height... 

that would be all for this update.. pls stay tune.. :P 


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